Loneliness of oncology patients at the end of life


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CIRACI Y., NURAL N. , SALTURK Z.

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, cilt.24, ss.3525-3531, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00520-016-3159-5
  • Dergi Adı: SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3525-3531

Özet

Terminal stage cancer patients experience anxiety about death and pessimism about the future. They usually fear that as they approach death, their pain will increase, they will lose their reputation, and they will be alone. However, few studies have evaluated the loneliness that these cancer patients feel. This was a cross-sectional and definitive study that evaluated the feeling of loneliness in terminal cancer patients.